The Boons of Bamboo: A Guide to Bamboo Fabrics in the Fashion World
More and more, bamboo is becoming the fabric of choice in the fashion industry.
This is for several reasons – including comfort, suitability for sensitive skin usually prone to irritation, its breathability, sweat and moisture-wicking properties, and its natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal nature, as well as the fact that bamboo can be produced ethically and sustainably – making it eco-friendly, less damaging to the environment, and safer for the planet than other fabric choices.
For this reason, bamboo is selected by many fashion manufacturers as the fabric of choice for various clothing, underwear, and homeware items – and more and more consumers are choosing to buy it over other materials! Also, just as importantly – bamboo is versatile and can be made into practically anything.
The Benefits of Bamboo – Why Bamboo is the Ultimate Fabric Choice
Comfort and Breathability of Bamboo Fabric
Bamboo fabric is renowned for its comfort. Soft, durable, and gentle on the skin, bamboo material is also naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and moisture-wicking – making it more comfortable and easier to wear than other fabrics. The moisture-wicking property is especially appealing to wearers who may work out a lot, as it means their bamboo clothing items do not retain unnecessary sweat, uncomfortable moisture, or unsightly wet patches – even when working up a sweat!
Further, the reason clothing items made from bamboo material are so comfortable is that bamboo fibres are extremely soft and gentle to the touch. As such, bamboo is often the preferred fabric of choice for people with sensitive skin! Of course, if your skin is sensitive, it makes sense that you would want the most gentle of fabrics against your body. As such, clothing and underwear made from bamboo fabric is the perfect choice for you, as it is less likely to irritate your skin than other rougher or harsher materials. For this reason, bamboo fabric is also touted as the material of choice for sufferers of skin allergies and irritations, such as dermatitis and eczema.
Bamboo fabric can be manufactured into many different clothing and fashion garments. These can include tee shirts, sweaters, or even sweat-wicking activewear for people who like to work out! Popular homewares such as linen, bedding, or even tableware including napkins and tablecloths can be made from bamboo, also. However, one of the most popular uses of bamboo fabric is to make it into bamboo underwear.
Bamboo underwear comes in many different shapes and styles, from everyday basics to more flattering options. In fact – far from being limited to just simple everyday briefs, you can even purchase a bamboo g string! And of course, the great news is that g strings made from bamboo material are known to be extremely comfortable – perhaps more so than g strings and high-cut underwear styles made from other fabrics – due of course to the softness of bamboo material.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly, and Better for the Environment
Known as the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials to produce. This is because growing bamboo requires less water, fertilisation, or pesticides than other materials, and is also relatively easy to grow. As such bamboo is considered more sustainable, and better for the planet than other fabrics. For this reason, it is also thought to be less damaging to the environment, and a better choice for sustainable fashion labels attempting to lower their carbon footprint.
Bamboo is also known to be one of the more ethically-sourced and manufactured materials, as it grows extremely fast, which makes it an easily renewable resource. Bamboo doesn’t even need to be replanted, as new sprouts grow naturally from the roots! As such, fabric made from bamboo places less pressure on the environment than fabric produced from other materials.
Importantly, consumers today are becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprint and impact on the environment, and are also becoming more and more conscious that their actions and choices can drastically impact the future of our planet. By making consciously sustainable and environmentally friendly choices – such as choosing to purchase and wear an eco-friendly fabric such as bamboo, we can truly make a difference to our environment.